Knees that danced the twist; legs that swooped into a Taekwondo flying kick; hips that settled into classroom
chairs, workshop circles, meditation mats; arms that lifted children, carried luggage through countless airports; fingers that bore rings,
twisted off caps, opened doors, played piano, guitar, dulcimer--mind and
body once transported by lightened gravity now earthbound, turning slowly toward the light, toward the
moment. This body's temple tarnished and worn, the spirit longing for a greater flight beyond the rooted remains of youth.
Peacock totem helps us through rebirth with integrity: